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  1. What Acne Patients Don't Know Can Scar Them

    April 2, 2001 -- Patients with acne harbor a surprising amount of misinformation about the disease -- most of it from television, magazines, or friends. And those wrong ideas can hurt them. In a recent issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Jerry K.L. Tan, MD, reports on the be

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  2. Zits Aren't Just for Teens -- Hormonal Acne Strikes Later

    March 9, 2001 (Washington) -- Who accounts for the fastest-growing section of the population affected by acne? Teenagers? Think again. It's adult women, according to a briefing presented at last week's annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. "Seventeen million Americans have acne, and

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  3. Congress Urges New Warnings on Teen Acne Drug

    Dec. 5, 2000 (Washington) -- A congressional committee on Tuesday urged the maker of a popular acne drug to do a better job of highlighting the medication's potential association with depression and suicide. Although the committee did not advocate any further restrictions on the use of Accutane, it

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  4. Controversial Acne Drug Could Get Popped (With More Regulation)

    Dec. 4, 2000 (Washington) -- Recent reports suggesting the popular acne drug Accutane (isotretinoin) may trigger depression and suicide have spurred a congressional hearing Tuesday to investigate whether tighter controls need to be placed over the drug. But experts are cautioning that, despite the d

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  5. Don't Suffer: Teen Acne Is a 'Treatable Medical Condition'

    Oct. 25, 2000 -- Very few things can dampen the teen years the way that acne can, but new treatments may reduce the physical and emotional scars that teen acne often causes, according to experts speaking recently at a conference held by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). The most common skin

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  6. Lawmakers Point to Psychiatric Risks of Acne Drug

    Oct. 5, 2000 (Washington) -- The acne drug Accutane needs tighter safety controls because it may trigger depression and suicide, federal lawmakers said Thursday. Rep. Bart Stupak (D, Mich.) said that the drug's maker, Roche, should pay for independent studies of the medication's psychiatric side eff

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  7. FDA Panel Backs New Restrictions on Popular Acne Drug

    Sep. 18, 2000 (Washington) -- After nearly 20 years on the U.S. market, the popular acne drug Accutane may now face new restrictions on its distribution and use, due mostly to its well-documented ability to cause birth defects. A panel of expert government advisors Monday recommended that the FDA re

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  8. Popular Acne Medication May Face New Marketing Restrictions

    Sept. 15, 2000 (Washington) -- After almost two decades on the U.S. market, a popular treatment for severe acne may face new marketing restrictions, aimed at preventing pregnant women from using the medication and at keeping women who are on the drug from getting pregnant. At public meetings schedul

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  9. Popular Acne Medications Put to the Test

    Aug. 16, 2000 (Nashville) -- If you suffer from acne, you're not alone. In fact, statistics show that 85% of young people -- and many older adults too -- endure the pimples and plugged pores that characterize the distressing skin condition. Many medical treatments are on the market today to help hea

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  10. For Acne Scars, Laser Resurfacing Is Popular, Effective

    May 16, 2000 -- Chemical peels? Dermabrasion? Laser resurfacing? When you begin looking for ways to improve the acne scares on your face, what's the best option for you? Laser resurfacing may hold promise as a new treatment for acne scars, but patients need more information before making a choice, a

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